Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall Brief Biography

Penny Marshall
Carole Penny Marshall (born October 15, 1943) is an American actress, voice actress, director, and producer. In 1975, after playing several supporting roles on television, Marshall was cast as Laverne DeFazio for a guest appearance on the sitcom Happy Days. Her performance was well received, prompting a spin-off sitcom, Laverne & Shirley. Marshall reprised the DeFazio role for the show's entire run from 1976 until 1983. She was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her performance three times.

She progressed to directing films such as Big (1988), the first film directed by a woman to gross in excess of $100 million at the U.S. box office; Awakenings (1990), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture; and A League of Their Own (1992). She produced Cinderella Man (2005) and Bewitched (2005), as well as episodes of According to Jim (2009).

Penny Marshall News

• The Almanac for Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2017
• Famous birthdays for Oct. 15: Bailee Madison, Keyshia Cole, Emeril Lagasse, Penny Marshall, Tanya Roberts, Tito Jackson, Linda Lavin
• Meryl Streep sings at star-studded memorial for Carrie Fisher
• Stars from Garry Marshall's beloved sitcoms to appear on 'The Odd Couple'

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